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Demestia Baking Company is All-Natural

By Jake Levin

Julia Dischell love for baking has always been a part of who she is, but the depth of what makes her Demestia Baking Company so unique goes beyond a simple love of the craft.

Dischell has always considered herself an "editor" of the world at large. She'll oftentimes analyze a situation and think to herself, "there's got to be a better way." She said that she knew her innovation and quality of her ideas that she brought to the table had a place on the tables inside dining rooms in homes all across America, which is what inspired her to open up Demestia Baking Company in Lansdale, Pa. on May 28, 2014.

"I am drawn to the associations that people have with desserts and the nostalgia," Dischell said. "It brings me such joy knowing that one of my creations is now a part of a family's tradition."

Demestia Baking Company has always been a firm believer in using all-natural ingredients, which Dischell said stems from her Mennonite roots, as well as her desire to be open and honest with her customers./p>

"Good quality all-natural ingredients will always taste better than their synthetic counterparts," she said.

It's hard to pick just one favorite from her menu, since she's worked hard on all of her creations. But if she had to come up with a list, the "Fall & Oats" cookies would certainly be on there. The cookies, which taste like apple pie, are unique to Demestia Baking Company.

In continuing with the apple theme, the actual apple pie will always have a special place in Dischell's heart.

"It was the first thing I ever learned how to bake and what made me want to share my creations with others," she said.

There's no wrong answer as to why someone should choose to come to Demestia Baking Company. Whichever reason is a good one, Dischell said. Perhaps customers are drawn in by the individualization of each dessert, perhaps they enjoy the all-natural ingredients. Maybe it's the flavor options or maybe, just maybe, they wanted something delicious.

Dischell added that the namesake of her bakery is derived from the Greek goddesses of Demeter and Hestia, hence Demestia.

"Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, Hestia is the goddess of the hearth," Dischell said. "I wanted a name that carried the connotations of what I am trying to achieve with my business: reverence of an ancient art, appreciation of gifts from the earth, and a tradition of strong women."

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